Data, The Arts, and Working Smarter (Online and Off)

We live in a digital world, where data—small and large—influences cultural, political, and social decisions, especially where financial resources are concerned.

“Increasingly, managers and decision-makers are expected to not only collect and manipulate data but to know how and when to use it,” says Marc Vogl, Sustain Arts’ Bay Area Field Director and Principal at Vogl Consulting. Sustain Arts, in its effort to synthesize big data specific to art and culture, looks to cement a relationship between the creative and the empirical.

Sustain Arts will “better equip the arts and culture sector with relevant data about cultural production and activity to answer these questions: Who creates art? Who presents it? Who participates? And, how is it funded?,” says Vogl.

Read the article on The Foundation Center blog Philanthropy Front and Center.

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